Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Sometimes when I’m off the “grid” and I have been for a while, whether intentionally or not, I feel a sense of peace within. I realize the Internet is the way to communicate these days and I do email regularly, but everything else I have stayed away from pretty much this month. Granted, I was out of town a few times, and any spare time I had I’ve devoted to illustrating my book—which is my own rendition of NaNoWriMo.

I’m calling it LynCr8Mo. Lynn Create Month. I looked at my schedule, decided (realistically) how many hours a day (that were available) that I could draw and used that as my overall goal. I had 20 days—turned that into 20 hours—an hour a day.

I originally thought, Easy-Peasy, however, I was surprised how difficult (this month anyway) it was to do an hour on those days. Eight of my 20 days, I logged in a zero. I’m still on target with my goal since on the days that I did draw, I drew more than the one hour goal. Maybe because I was ahead, I didn’t stress about getting an hour in on the other days. Or I was lucky to be ahead because something came up needing my attention more than the drawing. Either way, it’s all good.

I’m going to create a goal every month. December is going to be a challenge, but I’ll keep the numbers low, and who knows, I may surprise myself. At least there will be some sort of goal.

In light of the world’s current situation, I send out love. I sing HU daily, for God’s will to be done.

Now I’m off to bake…

I’m grateful for all the love in my life—thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. First, I love your drawing. Second, since you've set the goals, you're already halfway to achieving them. Something to aim for---whether hours to draw, or a word count for writing---increased our chances of getting there. And I'll sing HU, too. :) Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

  2. Lynn--Have a great day tomorrow. Lisa's right. Once you set a goal, you're on your way. (And your coffee cup looks exactly like a coffee cup. I think if I drew one, it wouldn't have an opening at the top.)

  3. You are so clever to set a montlyly goal. I find it hard to reach a daily goal right now!!! But...with any luck I will rap up this year and start fresh with a new plan soon. Yes, have a delightful day tomorrow...Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Lovely! And thank you for the birthday card! You are always so thoughtful. I hope that your Thanksgiving was wonderful, Lynn! <3

  5. Love the post and love the picture. The idea of setting a monthly goal is one I hope to do, too!

    Critter Alley

  6. Your goal is so simple and yet so ingenious, and I am the same way with coffee cups...both in breaking them and mending them, too. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  7. Argh! I missed your birthday; hope it was great! I miss you, I love the way you think.

  8. You are so awesome, Lynn! What a great idea. I love your cup drawing, and thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card.

    Kathy M.

  9. Love your drawings, are you selling them yet? And the idea of setting monthly goals seems like it might create less pressure. Have a great holiday!


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